Life Rambles: Friday Favourites #98

First off, sorry that this Friday favourites post is a day late. Oops! In my defense I’ve had to fit five days of work into four and, of course, I’ve been ill. So yeah life’s been fairly full on recently. But anyway, there’s certainly been good stuff sprinkled in there too so let us focus on that.

And with that let’s start with number one of today’s Friday favourites post, a festive trip to Hamburg. Yep that has to be top of the list as, quite frankly, I had the most incredible weekend. Visiting a German Christmas market has been on my bucket list for the longest time and it was everything I’d expected. The markets were the most incredible ever – with amazing stalls, delicious food and the most incredible Christmas decorations on sale.

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On the subject of food, let’s make this number two on the list, it was all delicious. We ate an amazing amount, basically stopping everything five minutes for some new snack! As a result I think I managed to tick everything off my ‘must-eat’ list. Like hot chocolate, mini pancakes smothered in Nutella obvs, fries, all the Bratwurst and crepes. Basically all the festive food.  Yummy

Also making it on to the Friday favourites list is visiting Hamburg’s most famous tourist attraction – the Miniatur Wunderland. An incredibly detailed mini world spread over three floors of an old warehouse, which includes a replica of Hamburg airport, Las Vegas and great swathes of Europe. It sounds really odd and weird, but in fact it’s incredible. The attention to detail is astonishing with planes taking off, working ferris wheels and trains winding through all the different countries and towns. It’s amazing. Definitely worth a visit.

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Also cheering me up this week? All the festive things. Today we put up our Christmas decorations and things are looking beautiful in the house. We’ve gone slightly wild with two trees and lots of fairy lights but it’s the best time of year so it’s certainly worth it! Next on the festive list is finishing all my present shopping – I’ve still got a way to go sadly. Someone send me some motivation to finish it, pretty please!

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I treated myself to Leon’s Festive Wrap and can I just say, it’s the best thing EVER. If you’ve not had it yet you really must try it. It’s stuffing, cranberry and turkey wrapped up in the yummiest wrap and it’s possibly better than an M&S Festive sandwich. Yes, really!

In other festive news it was my work Christmas party, which was held at The Apartment at The Hoxton Hotel. And the venue was just perfect with a room for karaoke and beer pong, plus space for dancing, standing around chatting, comfy sofas and delicious food. Definitely worth a visit if you can make it!

While I’ve been feeling really rubbish this week, it has meant that I’ve allowed myself to snuggle up on the sofa and have a quiet night once or twice this week. It’s been just what I needed. Sometimes I forget how necessary doing nothing really is. Especially when it’s all so busy on the lead up to Christmas. It’s almost essential if you ask me.

Talking of essential things, getting to spend a whole weekend with my faves – the sisterlings. There really is no one better than these two for nattering, exploring and eating all the food you can find. They’re just the best company around.

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Finally, rounding off the Friday favourites list this week is the fact that there’s a new little baby in the family as of this week. Yippee! One of my cousins in Australia celebrated the arrival of their second little boy this week and he’s super-cute. I can’t wait to meet him, hopefully next year. Aren’t new babies just the cutest?

So, how’s your week been? What’s at the top of your favourites list?